Studied law in Heidelberg and Montpellier (France). Acquired the licence en droit from the University of Montpellier I in 1995. First state exam in 1998 in Heidelberg. Traineeship at Tübingen Regional Court and second state exam in 2000 in Stuttgart. Doctorate degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin under Prof. Dr Benöhr in 2004. During doctoral studies, legal assistant at Clifford Chance Pünder in Berlin. Lawyer since 2003, initially with Putzier – Rechtsanwälte und Notar in Berlin. From 2007 to 2012, lawyer with CMS Hasche Sigle in Stuttgart. With Hamann Rechtsanwälte as a lawyer since 2013.